SIT Study Abroad: India: Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community

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  • Location(s): India
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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Explore the links between public health, policy advocacy, and community, with a focus on women, children, tribal communities, and other marginalized and vulnerable populations in India.This program studies the relationship between public health an... read more

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The faculty make the program what it is. I've learned so much from each of them with regards to public health, social justice, and cross-cultural learning. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with India:  Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community
everything. My perspective of the world is so much larger now than it was before. I made invaluable friends and learned so much. This experience was pivotal to my career decisions. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I am still too close to it to suss out what I learned, but I am certain it was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
So incredibly worthwhile. I gained insight into myself and my future studies all while interacting with a strange new culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a whole new perspective on the world, humanity, and our occupation and utilization of its resources--not just regarding health, poverty, injustice, but also what it means to be human. We are all merely humans, born into a particular country/situation, given the privileges and disadvantages that come with it. Living in D... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned independence, confidence, and a lot about public health. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a new perspective on the world, useful language skills, a whole group of great friends, and I fell absolutely in love with Delhi and India. - Tulane University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: India - Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community
There are so many health and human rights improvements that need to be made all over the world, but even in some of the poorest places in India we saw that there is hope and people working toward change and I'm learning how I fit into contributing to making a positive and sustainable difference in my community and those aboard. - Pacific Lutheran University View Entire Review
I wanted to go abroad to a place most different from the way I live. India fulfilled that and I learned a lot about the social and political forces that drive public health in India. Totally worthwhile! Though because the program was dedicated to public health, I felt like that was all India was about and I wish I could have had... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
This program was absolutely worthwhile and provided me with opportunities and experiences that I could not have otherwise accessed. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I think that the fact that I knew so much about the culture before arriving made my experience all the more worthwhile. I learned so much about myself and the culture. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I can't answer that question in a box. If someone would like to hear my thoughts, they can email me and we can arrange to speak in person. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much and not only about public health. A huge part of going abroad is learning about yourself, what you like to do, who you like to be with, and what you might like to do later in life. It's important to be forgiving with yourself because it is hard to be somewhere totally new, with new people, and far away from eve... - Tufts University View Entire Review
It made me a more independent persons. - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
I learned so much both academically and about myself. There was a great deal of "experiential learning" which I think was the most beneficial. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yeah, read everything I just wrote above. - Providence College View Entire Review

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Explore the links between public health, policy advocacy, and community, with a focus on women, children, tribal communities, and other marginalized and vulnerable populations in India.

This program studies the relationship between public health and community in a field-study context. You will analyze specific case studies that illuminate the problems, prospects, and potential methods of promoting health. Policy advocacy efforts for realization of the right to health on the national and international levels will also be examined, along with relevant public health schemes and programs.

Major topics of study include:

- Social determinants of health (poverty, oppression, caste, and hierarchy) and health equity and social justice
- The scourge of malnutrition, failure of the health system, and response of the community
- The political economy of health (globalization, the WTO, the IMF, and World Bank)
- Regional and grassroots approaches to improving access to healthcare
- “Health” and its relationship to human fulfillment
- Status of reproductive and child health

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Health Professions
  • Health Sciences General
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Sociology and Anthropology
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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